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2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Law


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Advisor: Mathew Manweller
political science department
Psychology Building 481

509-963-2396

The attainment of a law degree ordinarily involves a seven-year program - the completion of an undergraduate degree (four years) followed by three years at law school. During the final undergraduate year, the student aspiring to pursue a career in law should plan to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and make application to law schools.

Law schools do not require a particular major or courses as a condition for admission. About half of those admitted to law school have taken degrees in political science because that is the discipline which deals most directly with the institutions that make and enforce law. Other common undergraduate majors found in the law school population are history, English, economics, and business. The pre-law student should seek a course of study which enhances his or her verbal comprehension and expression and which helps attain a critical understanding of the human institutions and values with which the law deals.

The political science department offers an advisory program designed to assist students in choosing and gaining admission to law schools. The pre-law student should carefully plan his or her program in close consultation with a pre-law advisor.

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